Abortion? Abortion! Abortion: Destigmatizing Abortion through Storytelling


Sarah Vilendrer, Masters Candidate, University of Washington Museology Graduate Program

The Power of Storytelling

“Stories teach without preaching, encouraging both personal reflection and public discussion. Stories inspire wonder and awe; they allow a listener to imagine another time and place, to find the universal in the particular, and to feel empathy for others.”  — Leslie Bedford, Curator: The Museum Journal

Guidelines for Social Change in Museums 

  • Be brave — simply do it
  • Align the issue to mission & values 
  • Collaborate on any scale
  • Take time to understand the issue
  • Persevere

View the poster here.